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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2015, 12:34:09 pm »




Rectifier / regulator

They're (usually) integrated into one package these days.


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Rectifier / regulator

They're (usually) integrated into one package these days.


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« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2015, 12:51:57 pm »

Since we have devolved this thread into what has happened to our bikes, I have a great story. But before that, all my bikes over the years have been reliable and I have never had to have a tow.

In the 90s I'm on my way from Arizona to LA area on my GS1000C(wire wheels) Suzuki. Halfway the bike starts "coughing" and then goes to two cylinders only. OH,OH. I'm in the middle of the desert. Off comes the tank and seat. Off comes the ignition cover and I inspect the two points(each fires two cylinders). Everything is fine. I switch coils, no good, I switch points, no good. I switch condensers, no good. Everytime the same two cylinders are dead. Switch spark plugs on a bet, no good. I check main wiring connections and fuses near battery, no good. NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I've checked/switched everything and the same two cylinders are dead without spark!!!!!!!!!!! Connections, good. Grounding, good. I've got the bike disassembled on the side of the road down to frame!!!!!!!!!!

Many people stopped to help but with a smile I assured them I had the situation handled. Now I'm sweating and starting to believe in gremlins. The two inch length of harness that wrapped around a part of the frame on the way to the points was the only place on the whole bike I hadn't inspected. THERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!! The harness had rubbed through on the bottom of the frame to one of the ignition wires. Hence two cylinders dead no matter what I did down line toward the engine!
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« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2015, 02:06:26 pm »

Regarding bike reliability and my comments, there are two constants in motorcycle forums.  First, when there’s a thread about which bike should *I* buy; there’s always the group which chimes in and says, “Well, you should purchase the bike I did.  I like it, therefore you must too.”  That’s going to happen.

The second is when someone chimes in with an issue they’re having on a non-Japanese bike someone generally chimes in saying, “If you would have purchased a Japanese bike, this wouldn’t have happened to you.”  

What’s the point of this kind of posting?  Why kick a person when their down?  Does it make you feel better to tell someone you have a superior quality bike?  I’ve just never got that mentality.  

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« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2015, 02:41:36 pm »


Regarding bike reliability and my comments, there are two constants in motorcycle forums.  First, when there’s a thread about which bike should *I* buy; there’s always the group which chimes in and says, “Well, you should purchase the bike I did.  I like it, therefore you must too.”  That’s going to happen.

The second is when someone chimes in with an issue they’re having on a non-Japanese bike someone generally chimes in saying, “If you would have purchased a Japanese bike, this wouldn’t have happened to you.” 

What’s the point of this kind of posting?  Why kick a person when their down?  Does it make you feel better to tell someone you have a superior quality bike?  I’ve just never got that mentality. 


There is another constant you forgot, someone, very vocal, posted a bad issue with his bike of that brand so all bikes from that brand are POS. Never mind that most other owners never had that issue. They're just fanboys, their opinions don't count.  Rolleyes
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« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2015, 02:45:42 pm »


There is another constant you forgot, someone, very vocal, posted a bad issue with his bike of that brand so all bikes from that brand are POS. Never mind that most other owners never had that issue. They're just fanboys, their opinions don't count.  Rolleyes
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« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2015, 07:34:43 pm »


Regarding bike reliability and my comments, there are two constants in motorcycle forums.  First, when there’s a thread about which bike should *I* buy; there’s always the group which chimes in and says, “Well, you should purchase the bike I did.  I like it, therefore you must too.”  That’s going to happen.

The second is when someone chimes in with an issue they’re having on a non-Japanese bike someone generally chimes in saying, “If you would have purchased a Japanese bike, this wouldn’t have happened to you.”  

What’s the point of this kind of posting?  Why kick a person when their down?  Does it make you feel better to tell someone you have a superior quality bike?  I’ve just never got that mentality.  




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Or theory two is that's how they deal with the feeling of inadequacy they have about the size of their penis.    EEK!  Headscratch  Lol

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« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2015, 08:13:54 pm »

Geez At this rate this thread could go to P.O.  Lol
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« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2015, 08:37:45 pm »

I thought some of you would like my "stuck in nowhere" story.       Headscratch     Maybe come up with a better story.


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« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2015, 09:16:15 pm »


There is another constant you forgot, someone, very vocal, posted a bad issue with his bike of that brand so all bikes from that brand are POS. Never mind that most other owners never had that issue. They're just fanboys, their opinions don't count.  Rolleyes
Anecdotal evidence is scientific thus true. 

Actually, it's more like... one rider once had problems with one bike of one mfr from one Continent...

Therefore, ALL bikes made by ALL mfrs from that ENTIRE Continent are POS.
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« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2015, 06:05:26 am »

ahhhhh, Winter.
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« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2015, 08:46:01 am »


ahhhhh, Winter.

Winter?  What's that?  It was 76F here couple of days ago. Razz
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Winter?  What's that?  It was 76F here couple of days ago. Razz


 

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« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2015, 10:54:59 am »




 



Ohhh... now I understand why all the STFU.
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« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2015, 12:00:09 pm »


Regarding bike reliability and my comments, there are two constants in motorcycle forums.  First, when there’s a thread about which bike should *I* buy; there’s always the group which chimes in and says, “Well, you should purchase the bike I did.  I like it, therefore you must too.”  That’s going to happen.

The second is when someone chimes in with an issue they’re having on a non-Japanese bike someone generally chimes in saying, “If you would have purchased a Japanese bike, this wouldn’t have happened to you.”  

What’s the point of this kind of posting?  Why kick a person when their down?  Does it make you feel better to tell someone you have a superior quality bike?  I’ve just never got that mentality.  




Once upon a time, we used to call that "Bench Racing". Admittedly, the internet version loses a great deal of the nuances and subtleties along the way.

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« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2015, 06:26:07 pm »

Heh.

When I got my Stage 2 and custom tune on my STi, I explained my objective using those terms.

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« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2015, 09:30:46 am »

First of all, I prefaced my personal experience as worthless, I guess y'all missed that part.

Second, how is my bad experience any less valid than your good one?

As a whole, Japanese bikes are more dependable, durable, and longer lasting than others. Period.
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« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2015, 10:48:00 am »


First of all, I prefaced my personal experience as worthless, I guess y'all missed that part.

Second, how is my bad experience any less valid than your good one?

As a whole, Japanese bikes are more dependable, durable, and longer lasting than others. Period.


First you comments on your personal experience, then you generalization with, "as a whole".
I don't question you personal experiences and I do not accept your generalization because my personal experience does not support your generalization.

Beside, for me at least, I'll ride the one that makes me smile the most and not be concerned about the experience others have had with that brand..... unless there are obvious design problem like  the CCT on Yamaha FZ-09, R1, and Super Tenere, or the low hanging oil drain plug on the FZ/FJ-09 that can easily get ripped off, or the air box issue on the KTM 1190 Adventures, etc....

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« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2015, 01:28:44 pm »

Very few riders buy and ride enough bikes for any "as a whole" trending to overcome individual variances.  I am working on my 11th bike in 4 yrs, and "reliability" weighs little in my consideration.

Not unless I'm looking at 20yr old bikes... or an MV.  Lol
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« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2015, 04:52:19 pm »

Folks in your neck of the woods don't poor oil or antifreeze underneath new bikes they see parked in parking lots as a gag?

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